Journalism Internships

Variety of Summer Internships Available at National Geographic/Posted Feb. 19, 2020

National Geographic is offering a variety of summer internship opportunities, some in the Washington, D.C. area and others elsewhere. Because the site includes jobs along with internships, please scroll through the list to find those  internships of interest. Each listed internship is linked to a page providing specific additional information and a link to apply.

CBS Offers Paid Summer Internships for Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students/Posted Jan. 31, 2020

The CBS News Internship Program offers exciting opportunities in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles for college students who are currently enrolled in a 4-year university, have achieved junior status and are interested in pursuing a career in journalism or broadcasting. 

Placement possibilities include The Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS This Morning, CBS This Morning: Saturday, Sunday Morning, Newspath, News Radio, Talent Strategy, National Desk, CBSN, Press Office, Weekend News, News Marketing and the Investigative Unit.

Assignments vary day-to-day and duties vary in each department. Interns can expect to learn fundamental news-gathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, greet guests, log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist producers and talent.  

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred, but those majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, English, history, international studies and political science are welcome to apply and will be considered.  Participants must have a passion for news, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and a comprehensive knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage.  CBS News does not require students to receive college credit. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the credit requirements of their college/university. Fall applications open month of June; spring applications open month of October; summer applications open months of January and February. Applications are available at http://viacomcbs.careers. Due to the high volume of applicants, the office cannot respond to application-status inquiries; qualified students are contacted directly for a video interview. 

For summer internship, apply now: application deadline: 2/28, $15/hour

For more information, please contact  

Charlottesville Tom Sox Media Internship/Posted Jan. 23, 2020

Love baseball? Love reporting? Then you'll want to apply for the 2020 internship with the Charlottesville Tom Sox. You'll have the opportunity to write postgame reports, deliver pre- and post-game Facebook live reports, participate in game day podcasts, and more. Contact Drew Goodman, Tom Sox director of media relations and promotions, for more information. 

Dow Jones News Fund Internships/Posted Aug. 18, 2019

The Dow Jones News Fund is seeking talented journalism students for paid internships next summer.

Internships available include working in 50+ newsrooms as data journalists, digital media producers, business reporters and news editors. The internships pay a minimum of $450/week for 10-12 weeks. The fund also provides $1,500 scholarships for students heading back to school after their internship.

College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled full time are eligible to apply. For more information visit dowjonesnewsfund.org. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 8, 2019.

2019 NAHJ Internships/Fellowships/Posted Jan. 28, 2019

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is now accepting applications for summer internship programs. Students have the opportunity to be placed as interns for NBC News, CBS News or ESPN.
All of the internships require that you be a student member of NAHJ, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to commit to the entire ten weeks of the internship.
For more information on the internship opportunity, pay, housing, requirements and start date, visit the following links:

NAHJ/NBC News Summer Fellows Program:  nahj.org/nbc-news-summer-fellowship/

NAHJ/ESPN Summer Internship: nahj.org/espn-internship/

Students can apply for one, two or all three opportunities through the same link. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To join NAHJ or to apply visit nahj.memberclicks.net/

 DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Opportunity to intern for WYPR/Posted Jan. 7, 2019

The Organization: WYPR is a long-standing, reliable source of news, captivating programming and community engagement in the greater Baltimore and Maryland region. The mission of Your Public Radio Corporation is to inform, connect and even challenge the listeners we serve in the metropolitan Baltimore area and the State of Maryland by broadcasting programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit so as to provide an unbiased perspective of the events of today and to enrich the minds and spirits of our audience.
Internship Opportunities
Interns are major contributors to the content produced for on-air and online audiences at WYPR. We provide opportunities to learn everything from radio production and web journalism to digital media, event planning, non-profit management, and customer service. We expect interns to conduct themselves professionally and to adhere to the highest journalistic standards of objectivity, fairness, and integrity. While there is no pay available, hours are flexible and the experience has proven invaluable to past interns.  Most work would be done at the WYPR studios in Charles Village.Typical duties include research, transcription, script writing, photography, editorial meeting attendance, archive maintenance, audio & video editing, answering phones and emails, analyzing report, and help in the mail room. Opportunities exist in the following departments:

  • newsroom
  • on-air & Podcast Production Teams
  • digital Media
  • membership

 Qualifications: 

  • an interest in NPR, local Maryland news, and storytelling in general
  • strong writing skills & proficiency with word processing software 
  • Adobe Audition experience is preferred but not necessary
  • journalism experience preferred 
    To apply:  email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@wypr.org.

Internship with Congressman Ruppersberger district office in Timonium/Posted Jan. 8, 2019

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to break into politics and is a fantastic writer:  You get an insight into how a Congressional office operates, see the legislative process in action (we’re on Appropriations, so you get to see how the government is funded-or how it doesn’t get funded!), opportunities to attend meetings and events with staff, and much more. 

We are looking for someone who has Tuesday and Thursday mornings free, but we will work with someone’s schedule if we do decide to bring them on.  The office is just up the road from the University, so the commute isn’t too hard (The TigerRide Shuttle has a Timonium rout that even drops off near our office). 
Interested students can reach out directly to kevin.mcguire@mail.house.gov or 443-624-9957.


Internship/Freelance opportunity at The Prince George's Sentinel/Posted Dec. 14, 2018

The Prince George's Sentinel is looking for a few freelance writers. Journalists will mainly write news stories, however, there may be some opportunities to write for sports as well. Journalists will write one to two articles a week and will be paid for their work.
To apply, send a resume and a few writing samples to the editor Daniel Kucin at editor-pg@thesentinel.com

Journalism Opportunity! WBFF FOX45/Posted Oct. 5, 2018

WBFF Fox 45 is looking for interns. As an intern you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience completing newscast scripts. We operate as one newsroom-a cross platform and collaborative environment where digital and broadcast come together to produce the most accurate, compelling and updated content. The intern must be able to stay up to speed on major local stories & national stories relevant without being asked. Minimum two years of undergraduate study completed .
What we are looking for: 
ability to function in a team environment
ability to identify what facts may be missing in local stories and makes calls to get those answers
What you’ll need to apply:
Resume, cover letter, three samples of journalistic work on any platform
Where to apply:
Le’Ondre Harris
Assistant News Director
2000 W. 41st Street
Baltimore, MD 21211

Baltimore Magazine/Posted Aug. 27, 2018

Baltimore Magazine is currently looking for interns in multiple areas. For more information and to apply click here.